One of several new HTC phones rumoured to be launched during Mobile World Congress, the Ville, has had a little outing that has been captured on video. As usual with early leaks, the video isn’t perfect, and appears to have been shot through one of those weird vertical letterboxes.
Odd aspect ratios aside, the video actually reveals quite a lot about the Ville, in terms of both design and specification. Firstly, it’s surprising just how thin the device looks. HTC’s recent rash of phones have been a little thicker than many of its rivals, with the Rezound measuring 13mm, the Rhyme 10.9mm and the Sensation XL 9.9mm for example.
The Ville looks anorexic compared to those figures, with the long sleek frame showing the potential to drop below 9mm – previous rumours have put it at 8mm – plus it once again has a unibody chassis.
Dipping into the phone itself shows HTC Sense 4.0 in action, running over the top of Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and the whole thing looks beautifully smooth and responsive. The video then gives us a glimpse of the all-important Settings and About pages, where it shows the Ville is running a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM.
The screen will measure 4.3-inch and have a 960 x 540 pixel resolution, while other features include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, an 8 megapixel camera on the rear and a forward facing VGA camera.
All this fits in with previous rumours regarding the Ville, although there’s no indication in the video that it’ll have Beats Audio support. Will the Ville be announced at MWC? There’s only a few more weeks until we find out. Check out the video below.